Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Review: Dogs and Goddesses by Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart and Lucy March

Synopsis: Abby has just arrived in Summerville, Ohio, with her placid Newfoundland, Bowser. She’s reluctantly inherited her grandmother’s coffee shop, but it’s not long before she’s brewing up trouble in the form of magical baked goods and steaming up her life with an exasperating college professor.
And then there’s Daisy, a web code writer, and her hyperactive Jack Russell, Bailey. Her tightly-wound world spins out of control when she discovers the chaos within and meets a mysterious dog trainer whose teaching style is definitely hands-on.
Finally there’s Shar, professor of ancient history at Summerville College, who wakes up one morning to find her neurotic dachshund, Wolfie, snarling at an implacable god sitting at her kitchen table, the first thing in her life she hasn’t been able to footnote.

What on earth is going on in this unearthly little town? It’s up to Abby, Daisy, and Shar to find out before an ancient goddess takes over Southern Ohio, and they all end up in the apocalyptic doghouse… (from the back of the book)

Review: I picked this up on a whim at a local used book store and I am SO glad I did! The story was intriguing and well-written, the characters were distinct - not something easy to do when you have this many main ones - and the world-building was believable - even if it was about a real life goddess! And the dogs - oh, I laughed out loud several times at the dogs! I highly recommend this if you enjoy a good light funny read!

Prude Note: There are several sex scenes, and one rather odd scene with paint. You can skip if you want, but they are integral to the story - unusual for a romance novel, by my standards. However, just knowing that happen is enough and skipping is fine if you want.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

Date Finished: 5-17-2012
Pages: 388

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